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Why Does My Furnace Smell When I First Turn It On?

Now that the first cold snaps have hit our area, many people are turning on their furnaces for the first time this season—and in addition to a houseful of warmth, they’re also getting a strange burning smell. So where’s that smell coming from and should you be worried?

Thankfully, the answer is quite simple—no furnace repair or replacement should be needed! Over the course of the summer, your heating system has been gathering dust and other debris—and that odor you smell when you turn it on for the first time is actually just that dust burning away. The smell should go away after one or two uses.

It’s also important to remember furnace maintenance at the start of the season. Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual maintenance. Contact us online by filling out the form on this page or call 732-455-9110 to set an appointment!

Our Furnace Maintenance Services

Although the smell of dust burning away when your first turn on your furnace may be unavoidable, there are a lot of other heating woes you can avoid altogether with regular maintenance. When you schedule a furnace maintenance appointment with the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning in central New Jersey, we will:

  • Check your thermostat calibration
  • Clean the furnace ignition assembly
  • Test the furnace starting capabilities
  • Monitor the flue draft
  • Inspect the gas piping
  • Change the air filter
  • Adjust the gas pressure and pilot
  • And much more

Learn more about what’s including in our furnace maintenance »

Save on Your Furnace Maintenance

Do you want to save money on your seasonal furnace maintenance and other services? Invest in a heating maintenance agreement with Arctic Air Conditioning. These money-saving contracts include:

  • Complete seasonal maintenance
  • Priority emergency service 7 days a week
  • 15% discount on any work during the contract period
  • And more!

Learn more about our heating service agreements »

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

If you live in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County, NJ, schedule your furnace maintenance today! We can help you avoid major problems during the season by checking for any issues now.

Contact us online or by phone at 732-455-9110!

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